Ohio State Head Coach Chris Holtmann Gets Ejected After Heated Exchange With Officials in First Half Against Wisconsin

By Griffin Strom on February 2, 2023 at 8:08 pm
Chris Holtmann
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Chris Holtmann won't be on the floor for the second half of Ohio State's Thursday matchup with Wisconsin.

The Buckeye head coach was ejected from the contest with 27 seconds left in the first half after a heated exchange with officials that followed an offensive foul call on Justice Sueing. Holtmann was hit with two quick technicals and walked to the locker room at the Schottenstein Center after cooling down.

It was Holtmann's first time getting tossed from a game since Feb. 26, 2021, when the Ohio State coach was thrown out with 1.4 seconds remaining in a tight loss to Michigan State.

The offensive foul on Sueing, to which Holtmann objected, marked Ohio State's 11th turnover of the opening period. Wisconsin was leading by 10 points beforehand, but subsequently rattled off the final six points of the half after that to head to intermission up 43-27 on the Buckeyes.

Ohio State associate head coach Jake Diebler took the reins on the sidelines for the remainder of the contest.

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